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The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world leader in genomic research, with an expanding scientific programme dedicated to understanding gene function in health & disease.
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, based south of Cambridge, is one of the world’s leading genomic research centres funded primarily by the Wellcome Trust. Our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of the biology of humans and pathogens in order to improve human health.
The Institute conducts research in four thematic areas – human genetics, pathogen genetics, model organism genetics and informatics. Building on its expertise in the genetic manipulation of ES cells and the production of iPS cells, we are developing plans for a new scientific programme in stem cells and cellular phenotyping [SCCP]. The programme will have two major components – a resource of stem cells/iPS cells and a high-throughput cellular phenotyping platform.
We are currently drawing together the scientific leadership and technical expertise to develop and shape the resources and the platform. The significant infrastructure requirements are being progressed in parallel and include major laboratory refurbishment, equipment specification and purchase, defining resource needs and recruitment and training of technical groups. The new platform will sit alongside our established large scale experimental pipelines as part of an extensive scientific infrastructure including sequencing, genotyping, sample management, large scale PCR and others which support and drive numerous projects both internally and externally.
We are looking for a Scientific Pipeline Manager with a strong track record of operational scientific, project & people management, to work with the Senior Management Team to set up and ultimately run the high throughput cell culture aspect of our stem cell facility. Reporting to the Head of Operations, you will be accountable for the operational delivery of the services provided by the cell culture team in the stem cell pipeline, ensuring these meet customer requirements, motivating and managing the performance of your team. You will also be involved in identifying and implementing developments to ensure the pipeline remains at the cutting edge of stem cell technology. Once implemented this fully operational pipeline will support new lines of scientific enquiry by allowing us to assess the impact of genetic variation at a cellular level across all areas of interest.
This is a fantastic opportunity to manage and deliver stem cell services at the forefront of science and technology with the potential for significant scientific advances and health impacts.
A PhD degree in Stem Cell Biology or equivalent extensive experience
Significant experience and strong understanding of human iPS and ES cell biology and techniques
Experience of managing others to deliver in an operational, scientific management role with demonstrable success in delivering a multiple projects on time, in budget and to agreed quality standards
Understanding of and ability to determine, establish, monitor and report on KPI’s, SLA’s
Experience of successfully resolving a range of people related issues effectively
Highly developed communication skills with experience of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with people at all levels
High level of influencing and negotiating skills
Proven ability to be able to schedule work
Proven ability to train and develop others in scientific techniques
Strong people management skills
Strategic thinking skills
Familiarity with regulatory requirements for Human and animal samples/tissue
Experience of tissue culture, liquid handling robotics, analytical equipment, imaging equipment, LIMs and containment requirements
Experiencing of managing others in a high throughput environment
The Institute has excellent purpose built facilities on the Genome Campus, Hinxton on the outskirts of Cambridge. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including a final salary pension scheme and excellent on-site facilities. Further details can be found on our website https://jobs.sanger.ac.uk,
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Salary range: £37,140 - £52,511 pa plus excellent benefits